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Mag-8 earthquake hits Peru jungle

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"A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck the Amazon jungle in north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological survey reported, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas.

"The quake struck at 12:41 a.m. PDT, 47 miles southeast of the village of Lagunas and 57 miles east of the larger town of Yurimaguas. The epicenter was 68 miles below the surface."

Full report at the LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-earthquake-peru-20190526-story.html

At CNN: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/26/americas/peru-earthquake-may-intl/index.html

At Fox: https://www.foxnews.com/world/magnitude-8-earthquake-strikes-north-central-peru

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Doc Socks Junior

Extension in the down-going plate that is underneath the area, based on the first-motion models.

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